Advocacy & Funding

  • Effective strategies counter enrollment declines
    By Ellie Ashford
    May 9, 2018

    Over the last six years, enrollment at community colleges has been declining at a consistent rate. Two colleges are trying to buck the trend.

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    Election Results: Bond Measures
    By AACC 21st Century Center Staff
    November 9, 2017

    Voters made their opinions known about community college bond measures in Tuesday’s election.

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    Emergency funding helps seven Ill. colleges
    By AACC 21st Century Center Staff
    January 10, 2017

    As state budget uncertainty continues in Illinois, some colleges are getting a little financial help.


  • Engaging your alumni
    By AACC 21st Century Center Staff
    August 17, 2017

    Community college alumni often are an untapped resource.

  • Enrollment and age
    By AACC 21st Century Center Staff
    August 27, 2019

    A look at enrollment trends among different age groups.

    The Effects of the FAFSA Changes
    By Dennis Pierce
    January 29, 2016

    New rules create an “unnecessary barrier” for community college students and could require more work for some financial aid administrators.